Pet friendly room with 1 Queen & 3 Single beds
About Deanna Williams
In 1968 Mr Franz De Keever, a Dutch architect working in Melbourne and his wife Rie purchased the six acre site with a view to build a Motel and authentic Dutch restaurant. After completing ten motel units, construction on the Windmill Restaurant started in 1972. Originally the most difficult problem was finding the eight timber poles of the same size and width to support the structure. Finally after a long search Mr De Keever found what he was looking for in the forests near Kempsey. However, tragedy struck in 1974 when halfway through construction Mr De Keever was killed when he fell while working on the frame of the Mill. A small brass commemoration plaque with his initials “F.D.” is located outside at the base of the mill. The site remained half finished until 1977 when Hans Eecen and his family called into stay at “De Windmilen” as it was then named. After a long discussion with Rie De Keever they purchased the Motel and Hans set about completing the Windmill. The blades or ”wicken” were made in Holland by Harry Dercke, who came out to assist in the assembly. It was officially opened in 1982, by an Afinally mbassador from the Netherlands who gave tribute to two very determined Dutchmen. The Eecen family travelled back to Holland regularly and bought the authentic Delft plates that are hanging on the walls as well as the numerous Dutch artifacts that are located throughout the Restaurant and Cocktail Bar. Hans continued building onto the Motel to complete the present 41 rooms
Why Deanna Williams chose Coffs Harbour
Comfortable & affordable accommodation in Coffs Harbour. The Big Windmill Motel is set back from the Pacific Highway in Coffs Harbour and ideally located within minutes drive to the Coffs Harbour Airport, Coffs Harbour CBD, Coffs Harbour Hospital, Coffs Harbour International Stadium & Coffs Harbour Industrial Areas. The Big Windmill Motel has 41 Spacious Rooms all with Air-Conditioning, Digital Foxtel & Wireless Broadband. We have a 15 metre swimming pool, guest laundry and our full buffet breakfast is available 6 days. There is an on-site licensed German Restaurant open 6 nights for dinner. If you are searching for an affordable & comfortable place to stay in Coffs Harbour whether on business, just passing through, or exploring the Coffs Coast, the Big Windmill Motel is for you.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Coffs Harbour boasts a variety of attractions including World Heritage rainforests, a vast rural setting and golden sandy beaches. A unique feature to Coffs Harbour is that it holds the most moderate temperature in Australia making the region a sought after holiday destination. Explore hidden valleys and meandering rivers, visit a gold mine or take a steam train ride in the beautiful hinterland area of the Coffs Coast.